Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye, not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?  But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.  Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we are as reprobates.
2 Corinthians 13:5-7 KJV
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
tr.v. rep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing, rep·ro·bates
This definition is being provided as the lead to this article. As knowledge to discern and understand who is or can become an individual as a “Reprobate.” And, more specifically, “how” as well the permanent result of being declared having a “Reprobate Mind” by God.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
A point of interest, God, our Father, will never interfere with our [free will] choices. He will show us our error, but will never force a change in our decisions made with our free will. He does protect us from the enemy who attacks us, however, to prevent us from altering a course created in error. We must make the moves involved in changing our path and a thought process that has opened the door for an attack.
I stated before and stand firm, “Nothing happens in the flesh before it has not already occurred, first in the spirit.” The flesh is only a “vessel” for the “spirit” of who we indeed are. All attacks must occur spiritually first, to destroy our temple within this world. The enemy uses God’s curses.
These actions against God’s children are to shorten and steal time, so the ability to work on and deepen our Salvation and relationship with Yeshua is interrupted.
To prevent us from increasing our knowledge, understanding and discernment spiritually as disciples, to become under-informed and ill-prepared, thus weakening our defence’s set up to protect God’s flock. In our earlier articles, we were shown Satans success in affecting a believer’s walk is because they lack knowledge about the enemy and his skills.
Shepherds not only looked after the flock but protected them from wolves and other predators, today’s Modern-Day Disciples are the Lord’s Shepherds tending to His flock. So the enemy is going to attack those Shepherds first, using their spiritual weaknesses against them, to create various maladies within their temples (The Flesh).
So you understand and recognize to what depth our Lord will prepare his worldly army. It is recorded the soldiers of Israel were instructed and provided with a paddle to dig a hole for that which passed from them (defecation), so it would be buried, so no disease would spread throughout the ranks. Most armies they fought against were sick with dysentery and were weakened.
This is not the case of our spiritual enemy. However, Yeshua, provides Spiritual knowledge as our, “advantage”, a [Double-edged Sword] when used appropriately. Nothing stands against the Lord’s wisdom and the weapons He provides. Serious spiritual battles are just around the corner, and time is short to learn new spiritual truths, garner further understanding and knowledge of how to use them as part of our scriptural arsenal (God’s word).
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Father bring peace to those who are struggling to find you Lord brighten the light of the one within your children meant to be there for them. Lord release your love unto all, fill the world with peace never before felt or realized. Unbind the minds of those captured by the enemy open their eyes, Father, expose all the delusions they might be walking in. Strengthen the nets of your Fisher’s of Men that their harvest would be more significant with each cast of their net. Provide the words to all you are calling into the “den of wolves.” Fill us with your strength, courage, determination and fervour to go forward in the face of the enemy. This we pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and Amen.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
The following is taken from the release “HARKEN TO GOD’S WARNING’S” Published January 25, 2020. “Someone related, people really don’t want the complete truth in their lives. So why are you presenting what they are not wanting?”
Prayer and meditation lead me to this recognition. “If the whole truth frightens you or offends you in any way, perhaps, you need to stop fooling yourself that half-truths are going to keep you on the narrow path to eternal peace and life. Best you stop and reflect, to observe where you are positioned in your walk.” My closing question for all who have read “Saplings and Twigs” published January 28, 2020. “Are you a fruitful branch or Twig? As related earlier, the choice is ours alone.
I would like to point out those who are walking in the delusion of “God is Love and forgives all sin” or languishing in half-truths. There is a secular saying “one who witnesses a crime and does or say’s nothing about the crime. Are as guilty as the ones committing the crime.” This saying applies in the spiritual realm as well.
I point out this fact because those who walk in the “God is Love delusion.”
unwittingly are guilty by “association” and are perilously on the edge of falling under the definition of being a reprobate. Romans: 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
The apostle Paul spoke to the Thessalonians of some very great apostasy, not only of some converted Jews or Gentiles, but such as should be very general, though gradual, and should give occasion to the revelation of the rise of antichrist, that man of sin.
This, he says (2 Thessalonians 2:5), he had told them of when he was with them, with design, no doubt, that they should not take offence nor be stumbled at it. And let us observe that no sooner was Christianity planted and rooted in the world than there began to be a defection in the Christian church.
It was so in the Old Testament church. Presently after any considerable advance made in religion. There followed a defection, soon after the promise, there was revolting. For example, shortly after men began to call upon the name of the Lord, all flesh corrupted their way. Soon after the covenant with Noah. The Babel-builders bade defiance to heaven. Shortly after the covenant with Abraham. His seed degenerated in Egypt. Early after the Israelites were planted in Canaan when the first generation was worn off. They forsook God and served Baal – soon after God’s covenant with David, his seed revolted and served other gods – shortly after the return out of captivity, there was a general decay of piety, as appears by the story of Ezra and Nehemiah. Therefore it was no strange thing that after the planting of Christianity, there should come a falling away.
The apostle Paul calls it all deceivableness of unrighteousness, 2 Thessalonians 2:10. Others may call them pious frauds, but the apostle called them unrighteous and wicked frauds, and, indeed, all fraud (which is contrary to truth) is a perverted thing.
Many are the subtle artifices the man of sin has used, and various are the plausible pretences by which he had beguiled unwary and unstable souls to embrace false doctrines and submit to his usurped dominion
(2) The persons are described who are his willing subjects, or most likely to become such, 2 Thessalonians 2:10. They are such as love, not the truth that they may be saved. They heard the truth (it may be), but they did not love it. They could not bear sound doctrine, and therefore easily imbibed false principles; they had some notional knowledge of what was right, but they indulged some powerful prejudices, and so became a prey to seducers.
Had they loved the truth, they would have persevered in it, and been preserved by it; but no wonder if they easily parted with what they never had any love to. And of these persons, it is said that they perish or are lost; they are in a lost condition, and in danger to be lost forever. For, we have the sin and ruin of the subjects of antichrist’s kingdom declared, (2 Thessalonians 2:11, 2 Thessalonians 2:12)
(1) Their sin is this. They believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness: they did not love the fact, and therefore they did not believe it; and, because they did not believe the truth, therefore they had pleasure in unrighteousness, or in wicked actions, and were pleased with false notions. Note, An erroneous mind and vicious life often go together and help forward one another.
(2) Their ruin is thus expressed: God shall send them strong delusions, to believe a lie. Therefore he will punish men for their unbelief, and for their dislike of the truth and love to sin and wickedness.
Not that God is the author of sin, but in righteousness, he sometimes withdraws his grace from such sinners as are here mentioned; he gives them over to Satan, or leaves them to be deluded by his instruments. He gives them up to their own hearts’ lusts and leaves them to themselves, and then sin will follow, of course, yea, the worst of wickedness, that shall end at last in eternal damnation. Keep in mind God does not force us to change, He will show you the error of your way, the choice is yours to make.
God is just. When he inflicts spiritual judgments here, and eternal punishments hereafter, upon those who have no love to the truths of the gospel, who will not believe them, nor live suitably to them, but indulge false doctrines in their minds, and wicked practices in their lives and conversations.
The warning has sounded and the choice is yours to make. Bottom line, a serious spiritual check on your position within your interpreting God’s laws. Are you using your emotions to reason your position eternally? Know this God’s laws are eternal and once spoken or set in place, like them or not they must be abided and lived. Yeshua and His Father are forgiving but God is a chaste Father who punishes SIN.
Remember, these messages are from a humble servant being obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ” Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace. Amen and, Amen.